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Good morning Kansas City Chiefs fans! Here's today's news. Enjoy.

Mark Simoneau was not just a phone call away from signing with the Chiefs. He was a 25-minute ride down I-435 from Arrowhead Stadium.

So when the opportunity arose for Simoneau, a nine-year NFL veteran linebacker and former Kansas State star, to join the team he grew up watching, he pulled out of his driveway in Johnson County and was on the practice field Wednesday morning.

Simoneau gets the call from his hometown NFL team from KC Star

"I understood exactly where Todd was coming from; he and I were on different pages, and he wanted to do it the way he wanted to do it, and I understand that completely," Gailey said. "I've been there. I know exactly what was going on. There's no hard feelings, it's business, I understand it. You go on with life. That's the way it is." 

Gailey says no hard feelings toward Chiefs from The Buffalo News

During the portion of practice that reporters were allowed to watch, McCluster mostly stood and played catch while other receivers took turns running routes.

Coach Todd Haley wouldn’t address the rookie’s injury, but the coach did acknowledge that finding an appropriate number of touches for the undersized McCluster was a priority.

McCluster still healing from KC Star

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson set an important tone on his team's first passing play against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

The reception was fumbled by Roscoe Parrish and netted a 17-yard loss for the Bills. But before the catch was made, Jackson made one of the hits of the game. While left tackle Demetrius Bell was walling off Ravens pass rusher Jarret Johnson, Jackson came around the left side of Bell and knocked Johnson flat on his back.

Bills backs chip in on pass protection from The Buffalo News

Safety Jairus Byrd (thigh), offensive tackle Cornell Green (knee) and offensive tackle Demetrius Bell (knee) were the three players absent from the field.

Three Bills Not Practicing from WGR550.com

A study released Wednesday says visitors to the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp had a $1.2 million impact on the community.

The report was prepared by Dr. Patrick McMurry, an economics professor at Missouri Western State University.

Chiefs camp impact reported at $1.2M from News-Press Now

Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Talk about a mismatch K.C.'s No. 1 rushing offense (176.5 yards a game) vs. the Buffalo Bills' league-worst run defense (174.5). While Thomas Jones is also a solid start, Charles is the big-play threat who had a 76-yarder vs. Buffalo last year.

Studs and duds: Jamaal Charles, Pierre Garcon should fill up the boxscore from USA Today

Two of the 12 teams in the NFL with two or fewer losses do not have an MVP candidate in ESPN.com's MVP Watch. The Chiefs are one of those two teams. That may be a reason why Kansas City coach Todd Haley deserves coach of the year consideration. 

The Chiefs are getting it done as a team and coaching is clearly a big reason why.

Todd Haley leads a team effort from ESPN

Book Review

Lamar Hunt: The Gentle Giant Who Revolutionized Professional Sports , by David A.F. Sweet.

Hunt was a Dallas millionaire who started the AFL in 1960 and gave the city its first football championship in 1962. But his legend extended beyond football - Hunt was enshrined in seven Hall of Fames in his lifetime, including those for pro football, tennis and soccer. So I was puzzled how Sweet would be able to tell the Lamar Hunt story in a book of barely 200 pages. But he pulled it off in a marvelous use of word economy. Call this book Lamar Hunt Lite.

Ex-Dallas Cowboys lineman Flozell Adams thriving in new surroundings from The Dallas Morning News

Let's see, what can the Kansas City Chiefs do? Oh yeah, run the football. In fact, they have the best run differential of anyone in the league as well as the NFL's top-ranked rushing attack. And where is their defense strongest? Uh-huh, vs. the run. So I'll take the Chiefs over Oakland in the AFC West, which means you're looking at ... what? A wild card? Forget it. Just because they hammered Denver doesn't mean the Raiders suddenly are out of their seven-year funk.

Faceoff: Roddy No. 1? Norv hot seat? Raider run? 0-fer Bills? from CBS Sports

Nobody in the NFL runs the ball as well as the Kansas City Chiefs. No one is worse against the run than the Buffalo Bills.

Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles need to curb their enthusiasm until Sunday arrives, when the Chiefs' dynamic backfield duo might rush for 300 yards against the league's only winless team.

Chiefs beginning to show class from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Kansas City Chiefs impressively beat Jacksonville while the Chargers once again fumbled their way to a deficit that they could not quite come back from.  The Chiefs are now solid 63 percent favorites in the AFC West.  The Chargers playoff chances have dropped double digits for a second straight week and now they are a long shot to make the playoffs despite being #1 in the league in passing and Top 3 in both pas and rush defense.

NFL Playoff Shifts After Week 7 from Opposing Views